Job: Senior Fellow of Practice in the Management of Public Organisations

The Blavatnik School of Government exists to support and inspire better government around the world through teaching, research and policy engagement. A strategic priority for us is to grow our expertise and impact in the management of public service delivery, building on a number of exciting education opportunities and research projects already at the School.

To that end, we wish to appoint an exceptional public sector leader to contribute to the management teaching on our MPP and executive education programmes. The Senior Fellow of Practice, who may hold the position part-time (minimum 1 day per week) in order to accommodate existing public service commitments, will have an outstanding track record of managing complex public sector operations in challenging environments and an ability to draw lessons relevant for a wider audience.

You will have an aptitude for supporting and nurturing future talent, and an enthusiasm for further developing these skills in a classroom setting with a diverse, international cohort. You will understand the opportunities and limitations of developing management skills outside of the workplace, seek creative ways to engage students and prepare them for the challenges of public service, and reflect on specific learning requirements of different kinds of students (degree, executive) at different career stages.

You will be required to design and deliver high-quality management teaching relevant to the needs of participants on the School’s degree and/or executive education programmes. This could include producing case studies, simulations, problem-solving exercises and other innovative teaching materials/ You will also advise senior and junior faculty on how to increase the impact of the School’s management education and research, and support the development of networks, partnerships and collaborations that could enhance the School’s management research and education, including its impact with policymakers.

The successful postholder will: have an undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline or equivalent significant experience in business, public policy or another relevant domain; have a track record of distinguished achievement in public service; have considerable experience in senior leadership positions in public organisations, to include successfully managing policymaking, large budgets, complex projects and human resources in challenging political, financial and regulatory circumstances; be a reflective practitioner with a track record of personal development and an ability to draw lessons from personal experience relevant for wider audiences; and have experience of successfully supporting and nurturing future talent, and an enthusiasm for developing these skills in a classroom setting with diverse, high-potential students.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 14 October 2019. We aim to interview on Friday 8 November 2019.

If you have any questions, please contact Brooke Martin-Garbutt (

Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford.

For further information (including details about how to apply), see the full job description and click here.